Charlee Bezilla

Charlee Bezilla
Visiting Assistant Professor of French
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Charlee Bezilla is a scholar of eighteenth-century French literature and culture. She received her MA and PhD in Modern French Studies from the University of Maryland. Her research and teaching interests include eighteenth-century literature and culture, the history of science, ecocriticism and the environmental humanities, and animal studies as well as colonial and postcolonial Francophone literature. Her current book project examines hybridity in the works of late-eighteenth-century French writers and natural historians. She regularly presents and organizes sessions at the conferences of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Northeast Modern Language Association. 


  • Under review with Digital Studies/Le champ numérique: “Writers, Readers, Coders, Translators? A Reflection on the VESPACE Workshop”
  • “Marie Vieux-Chauvet’s Carnivalesque Theater of Revolt.” In Marie Vieux Chauvet’s Theatres: Thought, Form, and Performance of Revolt, Caribbean Series, vol. 35, pp. 69–84. Edited by Christian Flaugh and Lena Taub Robles. Leiden: Brill, 2018.
  • “The French Wars of Religion and the Diseased, Disfigured, and Monstrous Body.” Working paper, The Romance Sphere. April 7, 2018.